April 22, 2019
Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus held an “Active Shooter Drill” on the main hospital campus in Clarkston
Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus held an “Active Shooter Drill” on the main hospital campus in Clarkston, WA for facility and immediate response training. The drill took take place on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 9:00am-12:00pm, inside of the Interventional Pain Consultants Clinic.
“We take emergency preparation very seriously, and understand that it is our duty to keep our employees and those we serve safe at all times,” said Don Wee, Chief Executive Officer at Tri-State Memorial Hospital & Medical Campus. “Performing an ‘Active Shooter Drill’ was a necessary component when taking precautionary safety measures. As a facility, we want to proactively be prepared in the instance that a real life emergency arises.”
Tri-State Memorial Hospital’s Interventional Pain Consultants Clinic located in the Medical Office Building at 1119 Highland Avenue, Suite 11, was placed on lock down for the campus wide preparation drill. All additional clinics located inside of the Medical Office Building and on the main hospital campus continued operations as usual during the drill. Off-site locations (Lewiston Family Practice, Tri-State Clearwater Medical Clinic, and Tri-State Convenient Care Clinic) were not affected.
Local authorities and participating agents were onsite and assisted with the drill. Participating Agents included the Clarkston Police Department and Clarkston Fire Department. During the “Active Shooter Drill” false guns were utilized as a part of the scenario. The drill was very realistic and involved simulated gun noise, loud commands, alarms, sirens, and evacuations.
“We are working with not only schools, but businesses, including medical facilities and manufacturing centers,” said John Morbeck, Clarkston Police Officer. “Our goal is to make everyone familiar with the basic concepts, so that no matter what facility they find themselves in, they are prepared.”